Why You Need to Try StrongLifts 5x5

With all the health apps that exist today, finding the right app for you and your fitness plan can be challenging.

General health and wellness apps might be interesting, but if you are looking for specific tips and tricks to fit your routine, you might spend more time searching and less time working toward your goal. When it comes to lifting, there are many aspects to monitor and track. So skip the hassle of searching and download StrongLifts 5x5.

StrongLifts 5x5 is perfect if you want to get into lifting but don’t know where to start. Download it for free from the App Store, and you’re ready to hit the gym!

How it Works

StrongLifts works by creating an easy to follow lifting schedule that is based on your skill level and how much you know you can lift. With a total of six lifts that are done every other day, the app allows you to work on every part of your body. The 5x5 sets allow you to be efficient at the gym — getting you in and out quickly — so you don’t waste your time there. StrongLifts will track your progress on the amount of weight you do for each lift and calculate how much you should be doing next time, so you are always improving.

Why You Need It

This app provides everything you need to track your lifts and helps with your strength training. Whether you're starting to lift or you're getting back into a routine. With the app, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is for lifting to become a habit.

If you try it and like it, consider purchasing the Power Pack upgrade for a flat rate of $9.99. Upgrading to the Power Pack adds a neat feature called the Warm-up Calculator, which lets you add the appropriate warm-up exercises.

After I finished playing high school football, two years passed and I was away from the gym, but this app helped me get back into lifting. Simple and easy to access, StongLifts 5x5 is an amazing app to have on your phone during your workout.

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